Junior Academy of Science - District 8

Welcome to our District 8 Junior Academy of Science!

Junior Academy is a chance for middle and high-school students to present an experiment in a format professional scientists use to convey research to their colleagues.

The competition will consist of PowerPoint presentations for both high school (grades 9 - 12) and middle school (grades 6 - 8) students. During the preliminary round, students will be allowed 12 minutes for an oral presentation followed by 3 minutes of questions from a panel of judges. Presentations will be assigned to categories for the judging.

The information below will be updated as it is finalized.

Competition Dates

  • Deadline for Submission: Dates for 2025 are TBD
  • Ozark Region Competition: Dates for 2025 are TBD


  • This information may be updated - Busses may drop students off at the PSU, then can park in lots 39, 51, or 52.  Parents and other visitors may park in metered lots or purchase a day pass from Parking Admin.  If  made  aware  ahead  of  time  (at  least  48  hours)  we  can  also  provide  guest  parking  passes  (these  will  need  to  be  printed  individually).


Project Entry

The Entry Form must be completed and emailed to the District Coordinator roughly two weeks before the competition - exact date will be posted later.  You also must complete the ISEF protocol forms and submit copies virtually before the day of the event - preferably at the same time as the entry form, research paper, and presentation slides.

Forms and Helpful Info

Research Paper Guidelines

  • Papers should be brief and concise - page length should not exceed 10 pages
  • Format: Times new roman font, size 12, 1.5 line spacing, 1 inch margins, page numbers located at the bottom-center of page
  • Paper should be written in paragraph form - not in bulleted lists
  • Included summarized results instead of all raw data collected
  • For more guidelines provided by the State Junior Academy of Science please visit their Competition Guidelines webpage


Missouri Junior Academy adheres to the rules, guidelines, and protocols established and promoted by the INTEL International Science & Engineering Fair. All projects must follow the same protocols as your regional fair and must be certified by the appropriate committee before experimentation begins. If a project is subject to any specific certifications, a copy of the certification MUST be included with the research paper. Papers without the required certifications from their regional Science Fair committee will not be eligible for competition.